|Member of the Kansas Senate|
from the 2nd district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Mark Buhler|
|Born||April 22, 1950|
Prairie Village, Kansas, U.S.
|Education||University of Kansas, Lawrence (BA, BArch)|
Marci Francisco (born April 22, 1950) is an American politician who currently serves as the Kansas State Senator from the 2nd district, a position she has held since 2005. She was mayor of Lawrence, Kansas, from 1981 to 1983 and City Commissioner from 1979 to 1983. She was a space analyst at the University of Kansas. In 2004, she defeated Mark Buhler, the appointed Republican incumbent, with 49% of the vote, versus 43% for Buhler. Jim Mullins of the Reform party finished third, with 7%. In 2008, she defeated Republican Scott Morgan, 21,069 to 12,540 votes. In 2012, her margin was 64.5% over Republican Ronald B. Ellis 35.4%. In 2016, her margin was 66.1% over Republican Meredith Richey's 33.8%.
- 2015 Special Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Agriculture (ranking minority member)
- Clean Power Plan Implementation Study Committee
- Department of Administration and Capital Improvements Subcommittee (ranking minority member)
- Joint Committee on Information Technology
- Joint Committee on State Building Construction
- Natural Resources (ranking minority member)
- Robert G. (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight
- Telecommunications Study Committee
- Utilities (ranking minority member)
- Ways and Means
- "Marci Francisco, 2015-2016". Kansas State Legislature.
- City of Lawrence - Past City Mayors
- Former mayor defeats Buhler in Senate race, Lawrence Journal World, Dave Ranney, November 3, 2004. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
- 2016 General Election Official Results, Kansas Secretary of State, November 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
- 2018 General Election Official Votes Cast, Kansas Secretary of State, November 30, 2018. Retrieved December 28, 2018.